1. Understanding psychosis


Why do people with psychosis often use alcohol and substances?

People who are vulnerable to developing psychosis are very sensitive to the effects of substances; in fact, even small amounts of alcohol or other substances can trigger symptoms. As well, some people experiencing psychosis use substances to cope.

In this video, Dr. Kwame MacKenzie discusses the relationship between cannabis and psychosis.

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